American actress and singer Emmy Raver-Lampman will voice the ‘Central Park’s ‘Molly Tillerman’ after Kristen Bell.
As might be remembered, actress Kristen Bell had left her role as a mixed-race character for a racial reckoning. Following this decision, the ‘Central Park’ team found a replacement for Bell and released to The Hollywood Reporter, they announced the ‘Umbrella Academy’ star Emmy Raver-Lampman by saying:
“After an extensive casting process that brought a number of incredible contenders to the forefront of our Molly search, we could not be more thrilled, honored, and certain that we have found the perfect marriage of character to voice in the amazing Emmy Raver-Lampman.”
The statement continued as follows:
“From the moment we heard her Molly, we knew she was the right choice. Her comedic chops, endearing spirit and other-worldly singing prowess have us jumping with joy at the possibilities of this already wonderful character moving forward.”
The creative team, consist of Loren Bouchard, Josh Gad, Nora Smith, Halsted Sullivan, and Sanjay Shah, also praised the ‘past Molly,’ Kristen Bell:
“Our gratitude for and thanks to Kristen Bell and the fantastic work she did in season 1 can never be overstated. And as we look for new ways to utilize Kristen’s brilliant vocal talents moving forward, we are forever grateful for her support, her camaraderie, and most importantly her beautiful performance as Molly Tillerman in season 1. We consider ourselves lucky to have both of these women as part of our ‘Central Park Family’ with so many more stories ready to be told.”
Following the announcement, Bell took to Instagram and posted a picture of Raver-Lampman, along with a highly supportive note. ‘The Good Place’ actress wrote:
“I am brimming with excitement to welcome Emmy Raver-Lampman to the “Central Park” cast as ‘Molly.’ Emmy’s infectious charm and sheer aptitude will breathe a new and effervescent life into the character. One that Molly definitely deserves. I have been a fan of Emmys work for a while, and am lucky to now call her a friend. Can’t wait to see you in the park, Emmy. 💜”
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I am brimming with excitement to welcome Emmy Raver-Lampman (@emmyraver ) to the "Central Park" cast as “Molly.” Emmy's infectious charm and sheer aptitude will breathe a new and effervescent life into the character. One that Molly definitely deserves. I have been a fan of Emmys work for a while, and am lucky to now call her a friend. Can’t wait to see you in the park, Emmy. 💜